In Florida child custody or divorce cases, judges are required to view the situation from the child’s perspective instead of the parents[i][ii]. The law adopts a contemporary approach towards child custody cases, dividing it into decision-making and parenting time[iii][iv].
What is a Parenting Plan?
When there is a child custody or divorce case with minor children, Florida court issues a parenting plan. The parenting plan outlines the shared responsibilities of parents and rights of decision-making for the children[v]. It should also designate who will take responsibility for child’s healthcare, schooling, and other related matters[vi].
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- [i] https://law.justia.com/codes/florida/2019/title-vi/chapter-61/part-i/section-61-125/
- [ii] http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0000-0099/0061/Sections/0061.13.html
- [iii] https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=7895520735671343235&q=61.13&hl=en&as_sdt=40006
- [iv] https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=12321150022206687600&q=Jeffers+v.+McLeary.&hl=en&as_sdt=40006
- [v] https://www.divorcenet.com/resources/a-childs-preference-florida-custody-proceedings.html
- [vi] https://www.custodyxchange.com/locations/usa/florida/process.php